News about the Police Department

Results of Memorial Day Weekend Roadside Safety Checkpoint

Gurnee, IL  - The Gurnee Police Department and the Lake County Sheriff’s Department conducted a roadside safety checkpoint from approximately 10:00 PM, May 23, 2014 to 3:00 AM, May 24, 2014.  The checkpoint was held in the 5200 block of Route 132. The results of the checkpoint are as follows:

Traffic Arrests/Citations

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Holiday Roadside Safety Checkpoint Overnight on May 23rd

Gurnee, IL – The Gurnee Police Department along with the Lake County Sheriff’s Department will be conducting a Roadside Safety Checkpoint in the 5300 block of Grand Avenue (IL Rte 132) on the evening of Friday, May 23, 2014. The checkpoint will begin at approximately 10:00 PM and will operate into the early morning hours of May 24th. This Roadside Safety Checkpoint is conducted in an effort to promote seatbelt use and to ensure that motorists are operating their motor vehicles in a safe and sober manner.

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Outrun the Cops! & Walk for the Kids: May 31, 2014

Gurnee, IL  - The Gurnee Police Department is conducting a charity 5K & 10K run/walk called OUTRUN THE COPS! & WALK FOR THE KIDS.

  • Date: May 31, 2014
  • Registration: 7 a.m.
  • Race Begins: 8 a.m.

Start and finish will be in the rear parking lot of the Gurnee Police Department 100 N. O’Plaine Road, Gurnee. The majority of the course will be on the Des Plaines River Trail (crushed limestone).

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State of Illinois and the Village of Gurnee to “Stick ‘em Up” During Alcohol Awareness Month

Gurnee, IL  - To kickoff Alcohol Awareness Month, over a thousand community volunteers will visit liquor establishments throughout the State of Illinois including some in the Village of Gurnee.

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Missing Person


Gurnee,IL – The Gurnee Police Department is asking for assistance from the public in locating a missing 16 year old female.

Samantha Smith was last seen Friday, April 11th at approximately 3:15 p.m.  After dismissal from Warren Township High School she was seen in the area of McClure Avenue, east of O’Plaine getting into a dark colored mid-size car.  She was wearing black shorts with white stripes on the legs and a dark blue tank top. 

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